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This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.3314.07Kit: An American Girl, 1934 by Valerie Tripp
1.3233.79Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2323.56Cold Streets by P. N. Elrod
1.2173.17Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Circles of Heck) by Dale E. Basye
1.2163.69Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod
1.2083.82Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
1.2053.2Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
1.2043.3Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance
1.1863.51Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.1793.17A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
1.1753.58Haunted by Heather Graham
1.1623.39The Dark Sleep by P. N. Elrod
1.1572.75Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1533.5Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.153.15Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1493.76Doctor Who and the Daleks by David Whitaker
1.1434.21The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes
1.1423.13The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1393.08The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1333.5Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1333.96Meet Samantha: An American Girl by Susan S. Adler
1.1323.72The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.7Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1273.52Unhinged by Sarah Graves
1.1213.19Engaged to Die by Carolyn Hart
1.1213.08Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
1.1183.42A Chill in the Blood by P. N. Elrod
1.1142.98Bell, Book, and Scandal by Jill Churchill
1.1063.72The Very Bloody History of Britain (Without the Boring Bits) by John Farman
1.0993.43The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0983.38Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier
1.0933.97The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson
1.093The House of Seven Mabels by Jill Churchill
1.0823.68Without Due Process by J. A. Jance
1.0813.76A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.083.8A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0783.61Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0763.51Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. by Robert Asprin
1.0763.86Seaward by Susan Cooper
1.0743.44Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5: Ultimate War by Mark Millar
1.0683.78Charmed & Ready by Candace Havens
1.0683.29The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ridley Pearson
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0663.5The Goodbye Body by Joan Hess
1.0653.41A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry
1.0643.83Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.24Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.35Bubbles in Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer
1.0613.69Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0613.5Myth-Gotten Gains by Robert Asprin
1.0583.78Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0553.86A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0533.79The Monsters of Morley Manor: A Madcap Adventure by Bruce Coville
1.0513.24The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.053.15Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.053.35A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
1.0493.33Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
1.0493.57Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly
1.0493.25The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0473.14Trace by Patricia Cornwell
1.0473.55The Tail of the Tip-Off by Rita Mae Brown
1.0443.76Where There's a Witch by Madelyn Alt
1.0443.68You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0433.93I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun by Professor Happycat
1.0373.51Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson
1.0373.36Cravings [Anthology 4-in-1] by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0373.78Vanish with the Rose by Barbara Michaels
1.0343.65The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
1.0233.85Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly
1.0223.85Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie Barron
1.023.81Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.024.1Dead in Dixie by Charlaine Harris
1.023.19Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.24Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0184.01Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly
1.0173.76Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
1.0133.45The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0133.38Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
1.0123.53Click Here for Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0113.44The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.013.51Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
1.013.94A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
1.0083.59The Book of Earth by Marjorie B. Kellogg
1.0083.71Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
1.0073.66My Teacher Flunked the Planet by Bruce Coville
1.0073.68Execution Dock by Anne Perry
1.0073.78The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera
1.0073.7Shadowland by Peter Straub
1.0073.57Myth-Told Tales by Robert Asprin
1.0063.12The Seance by Joan Lowery Nixon
1.0053.52The Monster's Ring by Bruce Coville
1.0053.68My Teacher Is an Alien by Bruce Coville
1.0043.45The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0033.49The Magic World by E. Nesbit
13.53A Knife to Remember by Jill Churchill
13.32The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9994.02The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce
0.9983.84A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton
0.9963.39The Cat Who Brought Down the House by Lilian Jackson Braun
0.9953.29Puss 'n Cahoots by Rita Mae Brown
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